During the speed trials in 2012 a lady rider on a combination was killed. The inquest had not been held so the event did not take place this year in case the coroner made some recommendations on safety. However, since then the green party lead councillors of the Economic Development & Culture Committee have decided that the speed trials should not take place in the future and they have already pencilled in an alternative event for the day in September when the trials would normally take place. They have also decided that there should be an event to ‘Celebrate ‘ the end of the speed trials!
There has been no full council involvement in this decision.
There is an e-petition on the Brighton and Hove city website and I ask as many of you as possible who care about such things to sign the petition to keep an event that has been part of Brighton and motor sport in this country since 1905.
This could also mean the end of the Brighton and Hove Motor club as it is their main event and income for the year.
We need at least 1250 signatures to get a full council debate.
Please sign up before the deadline date of 23rd January 2014. Thanks